At least four people were killed and 40 people were injured during an inter-citytrain crash when traveling from Warsaw to Katowice. The terrible train accident happened in central Poland at about 16:15 local time (14:15 GMT) after two hours after the train left the capital Warsaw. Initial report shows that the engine and three of the carriages went off the tracks that clearly caused the derailment. A passenger Marcin Chlebowski told the story to Poland's TVN24 news channel as “We heard a huge noise.” and then “The first wagon was completely destroyed, windows smashed and its sides smashed. People remained calm - many were in shock - and rescue crews arrived rapidly.” An estimated number of 280 people were travelling on board the train. The injured people have been taken to local hospital and the police fear death toll could rise. The accident’s reason remained unclear.
Passenger train derailed in the village of Baby near the central city of Piotrkow Trybunalski. The engine and three of the train's carriages were going off the tracks
The passage train carried 280 people were on board from Warsaw to the southern city of Katowice at the start of a three-day Catholic holiday weekend. Officials said that the driver had been shocked by the accident
Firefighter Wlodzimierz Kapiec said that, “We are told that people were hurled through windows and landed under the wagon which is lying on its side.”
The massive rescue operation is being carried out. Poland is now modernizing its public transport infrastructure in order to host the Euro 2012 soccer tournament with Ukraine next summer
Rescue workers work on the destroyed carriage of a passenger train
The rescue effort attracts firefighters, ambulances, helicopters and rescue services
Policemen and workers investigate a damaged carriage from the derailed passenger train
Rescue workers move a carriage lifted by crane from the passenger train
Poland: Four killed, many injured in train crash
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